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Stage 4 Again - Erbitux

schoolgirl
Posts: 29
Joined: Feb 2004

My hubby Hunt has stage 4 colon cancer. 17 out of 18 lymph nodes effected, large tumor removed from colon, mets to liver. He has had camptosar, clear 45 days, CEA count reach 24.9 with spots returning to liver, he was dx in Feb 2003, been one year, he is on oxaliplatin and has one more round of this before he is scanned. He says he will be clear. He is a God loving wonderful man and I can not imagine life without him. Stacy's survival story is a wonderful, more people in stage 4 or for that part with any cancer would love to hear her survival story. It brings HOPE in this world of cancer. My hubby is really positive and says... someone needs to be in that 5% survival group and why not it be him. He has turned it over to God and his healing powers. He will be scanned March 17-19 (?), and our onc. says if he is clear she is considering putting him of Erbitux once a week for precaution. I agree, with some kind of maintenance treatment. Has anyone undergone any treatment just for maintenance? Has anyone had experience with erbitux? God Bless you, and I pray for your good health. Schoolgirl

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kangatoo
Posts: 2115
Joined: Feb 2004

Hiya schoolgirl and Hunt.
Thats the stuff us men are made of Hunt--never give in to this crap!If you take those 5% survival stats. mate and think of it as a worldwide thing then theres gotta be thousands that beat the odds mate!
If you read my message on "thoughts" guys you will know that I'm sending the "touch" all the way over the "briney" to you!(could be a bit fishy when it gets there)--but hey, it's the thought that counts.
Hope is a good word schoolgirl---mainly because there is so much of it here from all the guys to go around!
cheers n hugs-kanga n jen

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spongebob
Posts: 2600
Joined: Apr 2003

Ahoy, Schoolgirl -

Not stage 4, never had Erbitux. Just wanted to say what a great attitude your husband and you have and how uplifting it was reading your post. Do you have a personal page? I believe your husband's story could give others the same positive energy you got from Stacy's.

Best wishes for negative scans on St. Patty's day.

God bless.

- SpongeBob

lacar
Posts: 3
Joined: Jan 2004

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2004/NEW01024.html This website will give you lots of information on erbitux. Take care. Lacar

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2bhealed
Posts: 2084
Joined: Dec 2001

schoolgirl,

please go to www.cancerdecisions.com for info on his protocol. It should be of help.

peace, emily

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